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Belding Invites Fans to 'Fill the Gym'

Belding Invites Fans to 'Fill the Gym'
Friday, January 30, 2015
Belding High School’s Redskin Arena was completed during the summer of 2012, a glistening gymnasium with seats the school colors of orange and black reaching from a sunken floor toward the domed rafters overhead. Tonight, the school hopes to set an attendance rec...
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Change of Pace

Change of Pace
Friday, January 30, 2015
That almost sounds like something Yogi Berra would have said – like, “it takes forever for change to occur, and then it doesn’t.” But experience very often teaches us the truth of this sentiment.
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Perspective: Fees Bench Players

Perspective: Fees Bench Players
Friday, January 30, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about the findings of a national study recently released by the University of Michigan, which indicate that participation fees for high school sports are keeping kids on the sidelines. 
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Presidents Converge on MHSAA Office

Presidents Converge on MHSAA Office
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Coaches serving over three seasons and in a variety of different sports can have a variety of perspectives when it comes to most topics, including MHSAA rules. The Coaches Association Presidents Meeting, an annual event hosted Monday at the MHSAA office in East La...
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Be the Referee: Wrestling Health Concern

Be the Referee: Wrestling Health Concern
Thursday, January 29, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl addresses health concerns in wrestling with a focus on prevention. 
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Entries Sought for Excellence Awards

Entries Sought for Excellence Awards
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
MHSAA members participating in its School Broadcast Program have two opportunities to receive recognition for their efforts and learn more about the world sports broadcasting.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The winter may be half over, but dig a bit and you may still come up with a few surprise contenders this boys basketball season. Sure, there are obvious favorites to watch over the next few months – see Clarkston among them below. But a few more key wins here and...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 8

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 8
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Just more than a month remains in the MHSAA girls basketball regular season. After a brief midseason break, Breslin Bound is back with a look at four teams in each class to pay attention to after they served notice again over the last week.
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Baloney

Baloney
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
One day, one of the more veteran employees opened his lunchbox and flew into a rage. “I can’t believe it,” he exclaimed. “Baloney again! I hate baloney.”
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Yale Kohler's Krazies Rise to Roar

Yale Kohler's Krazies Rise to Roar
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The magnitude of last season’s Boys Basketball District Final gave Yale’s “Kohler Krazies” a glimpse of their potential as a booming student cheering section. But a 90-minute delay during that eventual overtime loss to Imlay City showed junior K...
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Rosman Earns Spot Among Top Hitters

Rosman Earns Spot Among Top Hitters
Friday, January 23, 2015
Kayla Rosman finished her four-year varsity volleyball career this fall having helped Morley-Stanwood to four league and three District titles and the Class C championship as a freshman in 2011, and her play during that run has resulted in a number of listings in t...
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Transfer Trends

Transfer Trends
Friday, January 23, 2015
Over the years, some states have relaxed their transfer rule and others have refined their transfer rule. In either case, the transfer rule remains an imperfect rule, an imperfect net.
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Scholar-Athlete Finalists Announced

Scholar-Athlete Finalists Announced
Friday, January 23, 2015
The 120 finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Awards for the 2014-15 school year have been announced, with 18 schools having multiple candidates for the 32 awards.
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Perspective: What Would Landers Say

Perspective: What Would Landers Say
Friday, January 23, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about a newspaper advice column where the letter writer is worried about how expensive her daughter's club sports team has become, and he wonders how a legendary columnist would have responded to it.  
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Be the Referee: Basketball Contact

Be the Referee: Basketball Contact
Thursday, January 22, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains new rules that further define contact fouls in high school basketball. 
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NFHS Network Touts Hockey Powers

NFHS Network Touts Hockey Powers
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
This Friday, two talented Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League (MIHL) teams will take to the ice in what promises to be a highly competitive contest that will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network and is being featured this week on the NFHS website.  Bloomfield ...
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Top-Ranked Clash on MHSAA.tv

Top-Ranked Clash on MHSAA.tv
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
A trio of contests highlight the live events being produced by MHSAA members participating in the School Broadcast Program this week on the MHSAA.tv website.
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Patience

Patience
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Perhaps it is in the DNA of Australians to be patient ... for they are certainly among the most polite populations I've encountered.
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'Creatures' Build Beaverton Legacy

'Creatures' Build Beaverton Legacy
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Nate O’Brien has had a hand in his share of traditions at Beaverton High School. And he's already looking forward to watching another legacy continue when his time as a student is done this spring.  
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A Different Language

A Different Language
Friday, January 16, 2015
In crossing both the international dateline and the equator last month, I learned a helpful lesson for those of us who try to communicate about school sports.
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